Enhancing Face-to-Face Teaching
Enhancing Face-to-Face Teaching: Active Learning
What is Active Learning?
Active Learning is about students taking responsibility of their own learning.
Rather than just listening to the teacher, they will be actively engaged in learning
activities such as problem-solving , discussions or group work.
‘Let the long and the short of our didactic be to investigate and discover
the means for teachers to teach less, and learners to learn more.’
John Amos Comenius
Why use active learning?
Because students learn more when they participate in the process of learning, whether
it’s through discussion, practice, review, or application.
❶ Active Learning promotes independent,
critical and creative thinking
❷ It encourages effective collaboration
❸ It increases student investment,
motivation and performance
Using technologies to promote active learning
make your lectures more interactive …
…. by flipping them and use class time for active learning.
Also, consider using Personal Response Systems (PRS)
to poll your students and thus engage them in your lecture
Encourage collaborative learning …
… with social media, online group conversation/forum
discussions and collaborative writing.
Active Learning at LSE : Student Producing Videos
Want to find out more?
Enhancing face-to-face Teaching: Active Learning
More info online: blogs.lse.ac.uk/lti/
Check out the training system for our next workshop on giving effective presentations
Involve your students in the production of contents…
… such as a short film, poster, glossary, wiki or e-bricolage.
Technology can be used in many ways in gamification, ranging
from attributing badges in Moodle to using web-based or virtual
Make assessment and feedback a two-way process
Use Electronic Management Assessment (EMA) and enable
peer assessment/feedback and self-assessment with Moodle
and other tools.
“All the people we interviewed provided a unique perspective
which has deepened my understanding of the issue.”
“Although I spent a lot of time on the project, I really enjoyed it
as we have real product [...] If you can clearly see that your
hard work leads to an outcome, you will feel very satisfied”
“One of the significant impact of the project is about 'learning
by doing'. The students learn collaboratively from each other.
The students also learned great deal from interviewing native
speakers and using their language skills.”
“I am amazed how well made our students’ videos are. Some
of them reach near-professional standard. This makes me to
think what students can do if they have the total control of the
learning task. Never under-estimate our students’ ability.”